I'm not asking out of laziness. We've had tanks in the far past, and they required lots of maintenance, and it always felt wierd to me, that we were obviously not keeping a tank that somewhat mimicked nature, requiring so much cleaning. And I've since been convinced that it's about balance, and that ours was off. That with the right size tank, the right plants, the right location, and the right type/mix and number of fish, you could create a more homeostatic environment that mostly regulated itself. Anyone have any experience with this?